Schopenhauer and the History of Philosophy: On the Courage of Withholding No Questions in the Fearless Contemplation of the World
Encarnación Ruiz Callejón
Schopenhauer’s concern with the renewal of philosophy, with what it means to be a philosopher, and even his criticism of the philosophy of the time can be inscribed in a broader framework: his interpretation of philosophical discourse, of the history of philosophy, and of his position in that history. This framework in turn opens the way for a less explored interpretation of Schopenhauer’s philosophy: the possibility of affirming existence and the world based on a natural and ancestral metaphysical intuition, one not only philosophical or western, that may be relevant, today, for a more plural and inclusive history of philosophy.
Keywords: Affirmation of the Will, Hen Kai Pan, Liminal Knowledge, Nineteenth Century Philosophy, Transcultural Metaphysics